Reviewed by SJ Byrne
Shield of Fire opens with immediate action as Brother Powell of Menda Abbey supplies Icarus, son of the Demon Bane King, with an innocent victim in hopes of luring out bigger prey.
Ravyn lives in Menda Abbey and has been there as long as she can remember; it's the only home she can recall and her parents are a complete mystery. Being a little on the weird side, on top of all that, its little wonder the abbey sisters have practically branded her in league with the devil.
On the fateful night of the opening scene, Ravyn finds she must flee the only home she's ever known, only to be rescued from Icarus by a mythical warrior. Under the protection of Rhys Blackwell, she must embrace a world full of magic and secrets or forfeit her life to the demons hunting her like a prized relic.
Pulled into Rhys's world, Ravyn investigates the awesome gifts she has kept hidden her entire life. Ignorant of her parentage and unsure of the full extent of her mystical abilities, Rhys and Ravyn open to each other and begin a wondrous adventure neither had thought possible.
This is a book that leaves the reader wanting more and promises much more is to come. I would definitely recommend Shield of Fire to anyone that enjoys a great paranormal story.
I thought the story line good enough to have been marketable in the mainstream arena, though the intimate scenes might/might not hinder it from doing so.